Success on track for Invictus driver

Invictus Racing League driver Scott Bugner (BoyBetterKnowSB) recently took to the track in his Ford Fiesta at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire and was rewarded with a successful return for his efforts.

The car which was sporting its brand new Invictus Racing League promotional decals took 4th overall in the race against strong competition.

However, it was a first in class finish for Scott as his Class F Fiesta took the top step of the podium and a trophy for the #99 car.

Huge congratulations go to Scott for his efforts and a well earned fruitful weekend at the MSV owned circuit. The whole team and community sends its warmest congratulations to Scott and we hope he will see the top step many more times!

The #99 proudly showing off the winner’s trophy for 1st in class at Cadwell Park

 

Scott is lined up to race this weekend (Sep 22/23) at Donnington Park in front of a 20,000 strong crowd in a support race for the highly competitive British GT and British F3 series, which are both known for launching young careers. The car will be on full show for all including the British racing media. We wish him the best of luck!

If you can, make sure you get down there to support him! And equally, if you also want to show off your support for Invictus, then visit our store for all merchandise!

Tickets can be found here! Donnington Park Race Day Tickets

 

A win for Invictus on the circuit on game and real life shows what can be achieved with hard work and dedication. Get yourself on the grid and start your journey today!

F1 2018 Season one calendar announced

F1 2018 has been out now for a few weeks and given the driver’s a taste of the new circuits and handling of the 2018 spec machines that will be making up the grid.

Earlier today the calendar was announced for next season and with some returning favourites along with brand new additions it is certain that we will see some electric racing throughout all leagues.

 

Pre-season

Pre-season will start at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. The fast circuit in the Austrian hills will be a eye opener for the driver’s who will be looking to hit the ground running with a lap just over a minute long. We have seen some fantastic racing around the Red Bull Ring in the past and we can expect to see more of the same in the first pre-season test.

The second and final pre-season race moves 1795 miles east to Baku on the coast of the Caspian Sea. The recent addition to the calendar will test the drivers on their precision as they make their way around the ancient city. The now infamous castle section will see who is bravest and most daring.  Could we potentially see the safety car come in to effect with the pit crews working overtime?

 

Championship rounds

The first round of the season takes place in Melbourne, Australia as the cars and drivers will fight for points around the Albert Park circuit. The grid will have started to work each other out and it will be game-time as the visors come down and lights go out to open the season.

Round two will be hosted by the desert destination of Bahrain. The race has been a part of the previous two seasons and with tyre choices always varying it makes for a strategic nightmare for the race engineers when deciding on the qualifying tyre and the pit-stop strategy. Who can overcome the dusty circuit and take victory in the gulf?

The beautiful Budapest in Hungary owns round three of the championship as the cars take to the Hungaroring. We saw some stunning racing last season around the track that is notoriously difficult to overtake on. We hopefully get to see a repeat of last seasons explosive race once again.

Round four is the first visit in Invictus history to the Paul Ricard circuit in France, with the first of the new grand prix circuits added to the game. We can expect to see a fast and furious pace with potential for thrills and spills all across the vibrant circuit as Invictus rolls into town.

The fifth round takes place at the famous Monza Autodromo. The passionate Tifosi will be cheering along for the scarlett red Ferrari’s with nothing short of a win expected. The driver’s who get signed to the team this season will know how important that race victory is.

The final round of the first half of the season comes to the home of British motorsport at Silverstone. A track that is ever popular with fans and driver’s alike. The critical section of maggotts, becketts, aintree and chapel can either ruin or fire a driver into a perfect lap. The cars going around copse corner at flat out will mean it is not a race to be missed!

The league then takes its week long break and allows the grid to prepare for the second half of the season. We have seen late season charges catapult driver’s into championship contention so the break is never one to slow the grid down.

Round seven will go to Hockenheim as the German Grand Prix returns to the F1 and Invictus calendar. The now fast arena circuit is a far shot from the old track that disappeared into the forest but it is no less exiting. The overtaking opportunities are everywhere and we are sure to see a fantastic race.

Circuite Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada hosts round eight as the cars make their first trip to North America. The infamous ‘Wall of Champions’ looms for anyone who loses concentration and with a very popular following in Canada. The Canadian Grand Prix is always a exciting one to be part of whether in the car or out of it.

Spa-Francorchamps was given round nine as the teams attend one of the most famous circuits on the planet with possibly the greatest corner in racing in Eau Rouge and Raidillon. The Ardennes hills will be alive with the sound of turbo-hybrid engines as the drivers take to the track and prepare themselves for a mouth-watering thrill ride around the tricky Belgian circuit.

The penultimate round of the season gets a shot of red, white and blue as the Circuit of the Americas maintains its position on the calendar. The incredible city of Austin hosts what could possibly be an incredibly important race in the season. The stakes will be high but as the saying goes “Everything is bigger in Texas”

Our first season wraps up in Interlagos as Brazil will see the champion crowned and celebrated. The quick track with famously changeable conditions has seen some unbelievable races in recent Invictus seasons and we can expect the same again as the driver’s will look to finish out the season in style.

 

 

With the calendar announced we await the start of what is shaping up to be a spectacular season. The new driver line up’s and team contracts will be announced in the near future so check out the Invictus Racing League twitter @InvictusRL for all announcements on dates and relevant information.

 

The countdown to the new season is underway but you can still be a part of it! Applications are still open in our sign-up section for new members, so get yourself on the grid!

Preliminary driver line up announced

The first preliminary driver lists were announced for the Invictus Racing leagues last week and we see a strong returning force with a mix of new and hungry drivers.

We are running six leagues initially but with the prospect of a PC league and a rookie no-assist league in the pipework, that list is certainly about to grow.

There is potential for some spectacular battles throughout the grid with driver’s making a comeback to the league in hope of derailing some of the established stars on track. We are all hoping this proves to be the most successful season yet and with a strong community of driver’s providing superb racing, we cannot wait!

Current driver line ups*

No Assists (Monday 8pm)

  • F1WWFC_07 (Malc)
  • Nikki9095
  • Challenjer17
  • MeroD2
  • Speed_Queen80
  • BoyBetterKnowSB
  • ChielNijland
  • J03L-v520v-
  • xMIKExSI
  • RealHiroshi
  • Sargent_009
  • Mystic_Man22
  • Mamafisher
  • Tuomas53
  • Philip_mcfc

Performance League 1 (Tuesday 8pm)

  • mj_coop
  • SirSpud72
  • Tejuarr
  • Tony-Y-
  • Josepe04b
  • NotoriousL_I_P
  • aaronjspence2017
  • sjd1988
  • Jamie_6328
  • TUF_Shayo
  • Megglugpy
  • LMC_Boogster
  • Fascone0525
  • xMIKExSI

Performance League 2 (Tuesday 8pm)

  • BWAClyde
  • Delange93
  • Captain_Stiff
  • Jos_Heinssie
  • KaW_TacTiicZz
  • mrstim96
  • NeverMIss00
  • NickLJThomson
  • Nitrogash
  • osteven002
  • sab7786
  • Scopefielder
  • t_o_m_444
  • WaveIntel

Equal Performance F1 (Wednesday 8pm)

  • Sambamkid
  • Gamer_DA_Best262
  • mdoran09
  • Megglugpy
  • BoyBetterKnowSB
  • xlexand
  • jamesbraden99
  • FoxyRed2000
  • Nikki9095
  • Jajo105
  • Axeeri
  • XRL_Button
  • Orchard_David
  • TamworthFox

Equal Performance F2 (Wednesday 8pm)

  • Orchard_Socks
  • Scopefielder
  • Humbostone
  • Hulkenburger
  • TUF_Shayo
  • ChicKeN_OwNzzzz
  • Jos_Heinssie
  • Betrayer46
  • mj_coop
  • WaveIntel
  • Tony-Y-
  • NoFudge4U
  • Jamie_6328
  • Narayan94
  • Benjym214
  • NickLJThomson
  • FabulousChicken0

Equal Performance F3 (Wednesday 8pm)

  • aaronjspence2017
  • Bren_Ons
  • BWAClyde
  • colinj1411996
  • Craig8728
  • F1Richard67
  • Fascone0525
  • FerociousDan
  • Captain_Stiff
  • Gazzaman96
  • NeverMiss00
  • osteven002
  • Jakulat67
  • Nitrogash
  • NotoriousL_I_P
  • SirSpud72
  • xMIKExSI
  • PAUL0_PABL06
  • sjd1988
  • Tejuarr

*(All line ups are currently provisional and subject to change)

 

The leagues are looking extremely competitive and with multi championship winning drivers in several formula we are in store for a fantastic season.

Hopefully some of your favourites are back on the grid and you can support us by watching and following the Twitch.tv streams for each league.

 

The cars are in the final stages of preparation ready for pre-season to begin and the only thing next is to find out what teams have signed what drivers. We could see some strong partnerships and dark horses emerge giving us our best season yet!

To get involved in the league and add your name to these lists – check out the sign up page and leave your details!

 

New league on the horizon

 

Invictus Racing League has announced that it will be moving to a new platform for the first time. The news broke on Thursday about the formation of a F1 2018 league on PC that will run on Sunday evenings at 8pm (GMT)

The league will add to the already strongly supported PS4 leagues and will offer a chance for new members to join under the Invictus Racing League banner on a different system. The Invictus community has already grown over 100 members and with new leagues on the horizon it is only set to get bigger.

Dates and drivers are yet to be announced so keep an eye on our twitter page @InvictusRL for any further information.

For all drivers new or old whom are interested in the PC league then please contact the admin team on the Codemasters forum post, or send a direct message via the twitter page and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

 

It is certainly exciting times for Invictus and with the league more popular than ever and growing each day – Make sure you don’t miss out and sign up today to be on the gird for the first race of the season!

Invictus Racing League takes to the track!

 

 

Invictus Racing League will be on full show as No-Assist and Equal Performance F1 league driver Scott Bugner (BoyBetterKnowSB) takes to the track this weekend with the leagues logo proudly placed on the car.

Scott joined the league last season and has already become a valued member of the leagues and community. He picked up a win in his second race of his IRL career at Japan after a debut podium in Canada in the No-Assists league whilst being competitive in the superb Equal Performance F1 league.

He has kindly allowed us to advertise on his car that he currently races in the Ford Saloon Series and with trips to famous circuits such as Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Rockingham we will hopefully get to promote ourselves to a wider audience.

Invictus Racing League thanks Scott for his support and willingness to promote us and wishes him all the best with the rest of his season and future seasons. Check out the race calendar on the Ford Saloon Championship website to see if you can support him in person at your nearest circuit.

 

Scott currently races online with Invictus and does well to practice enough whilst getting his Ford ready to take the chequered flag.

 

 

 

Equally he is always on the lookout for extra sponsorship opportunities so if you can or know of anyone that could help then please contact:

ScottBugner11@gmail.com

 

Join one of the quickest growing racing leagues on PS4 now! Check out our sign up page above and test yourselves against some of the quickest driver’s on the game as we stream live on Twitch!

Invictus Racing League F3 Season Review

The inaugural Invictus Racing League Formula 3 series has come to its conclusion and the book was closed on a truly enthralling and thrilling series.

In the end it was Betrayer46 who took the crown as champion after a dominant season that only saw him off of the podium once throughout the eventual 11 race competition. He finally saw off the challenger WaveIntel who certainly had a breakout season with a runner up position in F3 and taking home the Performance league championship.

The top two battled it out throughout the season trading wins and points but further down the grid the table was ever changing with the midfield all scrapping over a top six finish. Third and fourth in the standings were taken by AaronJSpence and mj_coop respectively as coop in particular will rue a poor start to the season for not elevating himself into the title challenge.

SirSpud72 took a comfortable fifth with some strong results throughout the season, notably a podium in the first and last races of the season while it was BWAClyde who just pipped Captain_Stiff to sixth place in the standings as Clyde made up for some disappointing results with a podium in Britain and a fourth in Suzuka to secure a top six finish in what was a very competitive midfield.

 

After pre-season was dominated by NeverMiss00, the young Haas driver went into the season high on confidence and backed by many to take the title. He took victory in Australia and Russia and as the paddock filled up at round one in Mexico City the talk was all about a potential Haas vs Ferrari rivalry.

The Haas team had signed two young but hungry drivers in NeverMiss and WaveIntel who were hoping to stamp their intention on the track early but the self-proclaimed ‘old guard’ of the league were the Ferrari team of Betrayer46 and Tejuarr behind the wheel of the famous Italian manufacture. They were determined to give the Haas drivers a hard time on circuit and show that they were yet ready to allow Haas domination.

The season kicked off in Mexico and with a shower of confetti and cheers from the passionate Mexican fans it was WaveIntel who took pole position and subsequently the win whilst Betrayer who missed out on pole by three hundredths of a second just wasn’t able to keep up with WaveIntel in the final stages of the race.

SirSpud took home third position after starting seventh in a track that he enjoys and with his team mate Fascone in fifth it was a good day for Mercedes.

Pre-season favourite NeverMiss had a shocking start to the season as a first lap crash saw his race end with a bang as the Haas team were left with a car to re-build before the following week.

A win for WaveIntel gave Haas much needed relief after NeverMiss crashed out on the first lap.

 

The fast Interlagos circuit was next up as the teams made their way down through Central to South America. Pole was taken by mj_coop who set a brilliant lap to put his Toro Rosso ahead of Tejuarr who lined up ahead of his team-mate as WaveIntel struggled in qualifying and could only manage seventh.

The rain came down for the start of the race and with the prospect of a dry surface on the horizon it would all be about keeping it on track throughout the wet period.

It was a disastrous start for coop as he lost positions off the line and was then a passenger in an accident as NeverMiss lost control and put both cars into the wall. This once again ended NeverMiss’ race early but coop managed to limp back to the pits but he could only manage an 11th place finish. The race victory was taken by Betrayer who was superb on his intermediate tyres to get a lead before the dry tyres. He was joined on the podium by AaronJSpence in the Sauber and WaveIntel who made it up to third.

The night race in Singapore was third on the calendar as the cars raced around the Marina Bay street circuit in perfect conditions. Mj_coop took another pole position but after a mistake following his first pit-stop he retired which allowed Betrayer to guarantee the lead. The points leader didn’t have it all his own way as he held off a final lap attack from Aaron who seemed to have the move done before wing damage halted his final lap fight. In a surprise showing it was a superb race for Gazzaman96 in the Force India who came all the way from 12th to third and take his and the team’s first podium of the season. Tejuarr and Captain_Stiff both had excellent races after early mistakes saw the pit crews in action before expected as the two recovered for respectable fifth and sixth places respectively.

The first European race of the season was the home of Ferrari in Monza but the two scarlet racers had their worst points total collectively of the season.

An issue for Betrayer in qualifying saw him start from the back of the grid and only manage sixth place allowing WaveIntel to take home a comfortable and dominant victory ahead of Aaron who maintained his good form with a third consecutive second place.

The surprise result of the week was the spectacular drive from Renault driver F1Richard67 who took third after impressing all afternoon. Pole sitter was once again mj_coop but after suffering a spin at the Parabollica he required an extra pit-stop as he recovered to ninth.

 

 

F1Richard on his way to a debut podium in F3

 

 

The home of British motorsport in Silverstone held round five of the championship and after utilising brilliant one lap pace BWAClyde put his Red Bull on pole position.

However, the race victory was taken by mj_coop after an explosive final lap saw coop and Aaron collide exiting Stowe which with two corners left saw Aaron crash out and coop take to the grass allowing Betrayer through but after missing a gear on the final corner it gave coop the victory on the line as he finally managed to put his speed into practice.

Betrayer picked up second and was joined on the rostrum by Clyde who did very well to stay with the leaders. WaveIntel had earlier crashed out after an accident with the returning JFMUFC at Stowe saw both pick up extensive damage in a bitter blow for the Haas driver’s title hopes.

 

 

BWAClyde picked up his first pole position this season and finished in third after a slow start to the season. Christian Horner was quoted saying “Clyde really did well for us out there today and a pole and podium shows just how fast he can be when the car is set up right for him”

 

 

The final race before the season break was in China as the grid looked forward to the Shanghai circuit. It was SirSpud who had a rocket of a lap to get his Mercedes to the top of the times.

Unfortunately for Spud it wasn’t transferred to race pace as he dropped to seventh as mj_coop took a second win in the Toro Rosso followed home by Betrayer and WaveIntel as the Scotsman looked to make up for his non finish in Silverstone.

The season week long break became two as the Canadian Grand Prix was postponed and subsequently cancelled as the grid moved straight on from Montreal to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix but it was business as usual for the top two as Betrayer took the win from WaveIntel whilst Aaron got back onto the podium in third. BWAClyde took a credible fourth as drivers like Fascone, Stiff and Notorious picked up useful points further down the order.

The beautiful city of Budapest was the location of round nine as the cars would race around the notoriously difficult overtaking circuit the Hungaroring.

The established top four had already made a break for it early in the race and it was Betrayer who won once again after taking his first pole position of the season. Coop and WaveIntel rounded out the podium but further back there were points for Bren_Ons and osteven002 as the two managed eighth and ninth.

Betrayer’s two victories had put him within touching distance of the title and with WaveIntel as his only challenger it seemed like a matter of time before he would clinch the points required.

However, the Haas driver was not prepared to give up the fight and a victory in Bahrain and a third for Betrayer who was beaten by coop for second meant that with two races left in the season it would mean that Betrayer only required a seventh place finish to win the title in Austin.  Further back Spud, Notorious and Bren_Ons all picked up useful points as the fight in the midfield for sixth to eleventh was extremely close.

Knowing that Betrayer would miss the final race in Malaysia it was a crucial race for him to wrap up the title as a ninth/tenth plus two wins for WaveIntel would see him snatch the title from the Maranello team. All worries from the pit-wall were quelled as Betrayer took the race victory and therefore put the title out of reach of his rivals with a race to spare.

WaveIntel stayed with him and picked up second with Aaron in third but it was the red garage who would be celebrating late into the night with a trip to Sixth Street in Austin and sample the fantastic night life. The team also celebrated wrapping up the constructor’s championship, with Betrayer and Tejuarr taking that accolade back to the stacked trophy cabinet within Maranello.

It was a fantastic display from Betrayer in Austin and he clinched the title with a race to spare

 

The final race of the season was hosted by the outgoing Sepang circuit in Malaysia and it certainly threw up a whole load of excitement as the race was predicted to be rain affected and with strategies all different across the grid it turned out to be an outstanding race.

WaveIntel finished off the season in style with a victory and his fourth of the campaign. He was followed by SirSpud who drove well to get second but it was an incredible display from Williams driver osteven002, his best result to date was ninth and using a long first stint he went from 15th on the grid to take home a first podium as he was cheered on by the rest of the field. He was followed by Captain_Stiff who after spinning out of third early on recovered from ninth to fourth to pick up his best result of the season in a frenetic end to the season.

 

osteven002 went from 15th to 3rd in a rain affected race in one of the drives of the season

 

Betrayer was quoted after claiming his title that it was “a pleasure to race against the field and that to win the title in such esteemed company means a lot” before thanking the team with “Forza Ferrari” and with five wins over the season he certainly set the benchmark for others to follow.

It was a truly deserved title for Betrayer and with such a consistent season in regards to pace and results no one could offer up a better recipient of the inaugural F3 trophy. The F3 league has shown that while not the fastest league in IRL that the racing and comradery between drivers of all teams was second to none and the races offered excitement unrivalled.

 

Betrayer now has to find space to put his F3 title trophy

 

 

WaveIntel took home the award for the most fastest laps over the season and it was the fast starting Captain_Stiff who made the most positions from qualifying to race results. While the only drivers to start and finish every race were both Renault drivers of Stiff and F1Richard in a consistent season for the Enstone team.

There is a very good chance that we see drivers like Betrayer, Coop and WaveIntel promoted to F2 next season but with such a competitive league left behind and with drivers ready to battle it out in the F1 2018 game. We are in store for an absolutely incredible season. Can the likes of Spud, Notorious, Clyde or Stiff look at taking up the challenge? But with so many drivers on the grid enduring positive seasons we can expect more of the same next season.

There have already been rumours of drivers linking up already and alliances forming so with contracts up with current teams it will be interesting to see who partners who next season.

The season was exciting, competitive and explosive from flag up in Australia for pre-season to flag down in Malaysia. Credit is due to all drivers for making it a memorable season and the admin team for creating the positive and fun community within the league.

Registrations are open for F1 2018 so join up now and experience it for yourself!